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November 11, 2011

General Colin Powell speaks with veterans at St. Francis House in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas. Photo/St. Francis House [Episcopal News Service] Eight years ago, Vietnam veteran Garry Clemmons was a homeless addict, depressed...

November 11, 2011

Eight years ago, Vietnam veteran Garry Clemmons was a homeless addict, depressed and anxious. Today, he's sober, remarried and working for the Episcopal Church-sponsored program he credits with turning his life around: the Veterans Re-...

October 24, 2011

In the early stages of the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Rev. Michael Sniffen and some clergy colleagues from the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island traveled to Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to observe what was happening. He's returned...

October 7, 2011

Episcopal churches in storm-battered Vermont have resurrected the spirit of the Pony Express to help victims of late August's historic flooding. In what became an enduring legend of the American West, Pony Express riders relayed the U.S...

September 28, 2011

Street people used to frighten Edith Heller. "They were a little scary, and they'd say funny things, and they looked funny, and they were different." "And now," she says, "they're my best buddies. I know...

September 22, 2011

Diane Riley spends her days advocating for hungry people, recognizing that she could be in their place were she born 25 years later. "I grew up in a very blue-collar home, and I know that today we would be one of the people going to...

September 8, 2011

In the days after the World Trade Center towers fell, heaven and hell stood side by side in lower Manhattan. St. Paul's Chapel in New York became the focal point of a remarkable effort to support the workers at nearby Ground Zero after...

September 6, 2011

"Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil." (Matthew 4:1) When terrorists crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon 10 years ago, many saw it as an act of evil, like the...

August 7, 2011

Never underestimate the power of a well-told story. The Rev. Adam Bartholomew was converted to biblical storytelling when the Rev. Thomas Boomershine asked him to serve as his audience while he prepared an audiotape of Mark's Passion...

July 25, 2011

Kenny Lewis grew up Pentecostal and admits he hated the first Evensong he attended. But at age 17 he fell in love with the Episcopal Church, singing at one of Alabama's largest parishes, studying with its organist and being confirmed in...

June 28, 2011

Forty years ago, then-Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop John Hines appeared at a General Motors stockholders meeting to ask the company to quit doing business in South Africa because of that country's policy of apartheid. Today, the church...

June 15, 2011

Episcopal lay leader Marge Christie was one of three women honored June 14 at a National Council of Churches "Circles of Names" gathering in New York highlighting women's leadership in faith communities and raising funds for the council's...

May 19, 2011

Members of a new churchwide Episcopal women's organization are working to build a community of prayer and mutual support as they seek to live out the Baptismal Covenant. The Episcopal Community, incorporated in Atlanta in February 2010...

May 8, 2011

Bruce Garner says his spiritual life was profoundly changed during an AIDS healing service in 1986 at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. "I felt the presence of God so strongly it was like I could reach out and physically touch the Holy...

April 19, 2011

A piece of wood atop a bathtub forms the altar for Sunday worship services at the Sing Sing men's maximum-security prison in Ossining, New York. But on Easter, the wood is removed and the bathtub becomes a font where prisoners -- typically...

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